Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Meditation on Liebster Jesu    George Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)
Canzona on Liebster Jesu    Richard Purvis (1917-1992)

Introit    Total Praise    Richard Smallwood (b. 1948)

Lord, I will lift mine eyes to the hills
Knowing my help is coming from You
Your peace you give me in time of the storm

You are the source of my strength
You are the strength of my life
I lift my hands in total praise to you    Amen.

Richard Smallwood is an American gospel artist who formed The Richard Smallwood Singers in 1977 in Washington, DC. He graduated cum laude from Howard University with a dual B.A. degree in classical vocal performance and piano, in addition to graduate work in the field of ethnomusicology. Smallwood was a member of The Celestials, the first gospel group on Howard University’s campus. Among Smallwood’s most popular songs are Total Praise, composed in 1996 while he was experiencing sorrow in his life, and I Love the Lord popularized by singer Whitney Houston in the film, The Preacher’s Wife.

Silent Procession

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Sequence Hymn 691    My faith looks up to thee    Olivet

Offertory Anthem    He watching over Israel from Elijah    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Words: Psalm 121:4, Psalm 138:7

He, watching over Israel, slumbers not nor sleeps.
Shouldst thou, walking in grief, languish, he will quicken thee.

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Anthem    God so loved (2014)    Brittney Boykin (b. 1989)
Text: John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

B.E. Boykin is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Music. Ms. Boykin received her M.M. in Sacred Music with a concentration in Choral Studies from Westminster Choir College. She continued to compose music during her time at Westminster, and was awarded the R and R Young Composition Prize just a few months shy of graduating.

Ms. Boykin currently serves as Assistant Director/Accompanist for the Spelman College Glee Club. Her most recent commissioned work, “We Sing as One,” was commissioned to celebrate Spelman’s College’s 133rd Anniversary of its founding. Ms. Boykin’s instrumental and choral works are currently being published and distributed through her own publishing company, Klavia Press.

Communion Hymn 440    Blessed Jesus, at thy word    Liebster Jesu

Hymn in Procession 473    Lift high the cross    Crucifer

Voluntary    We all believe in one God, BWV 680    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Patrick Reardon, assisting conductor
Kari Miller, assisting organist
Yingying Xia, organ scholar